Bill has been in the construction and real estate development business for 40 years, first as a framer and in concrete high rise forming, followed by auditing Calgary’s premier residential development company in the 1970’s. His career in the 1980’s was focused on shopping centre development, management and financing.
In the first half of the 1990’s he was CFO, then President and CEO of Brookfield, Canada’s largest office building company. He led their residential development operations in the United States and Toronto with sales of 2,500 homes and 5,000 lots per year. In 2001, after an illustrious career at the highest levels of corporate real estate, Bill decided he wanted to pursue a more entrepreneurial path, and co-founded Bordeaux.
Bill is a Chartered Accountant, and today and Chairs the Board of Directors, along with strategic leadership of the companies projects, and using a lifetime of experience to create new opportunities for the company.
Birol is the CEO and President, and a transformative visionary when it comes to residential development for Bordeaux.
His background is in land development and home building with his start in Turkey as a director for Kemer Tourism A.S., a land development and home building company in Istanbul, Turkey. He was part of a team that developed a US$500mm residential project, “Kemer Country”. While with Kemer, Birol was responsible for product delivery and client satisfaction for a construction program averaging US$40M per year.
After a 10-year career in Turkey, Birol returned to Canada to co-found Bordeaux. Since 2003, Birol has lead the design and development of Harmony, an 1753 Acre master planned lake community taking it from a visionary concept to an approved project, to a thriving reality in 2014 with his development team.
Birol is an influential and active member of the land and housing industry of Calgary and looks forward to growing Harmony and other projects.
Jerry co-founded Bordeaux in 2001. He graduated form NAIT in 1973 with a Diploma of Applied Arts in Computer Systems Technology and began his I.T. career as a Programmer/Analyst with the Alberta Government. Industry experience includes government, oil and gas, forestry, communications, manufacturing, commodity trading, service delivery and housing. his role with Bordeaux is vast when it comes to technology and he ensures that the company is outfitted with the necessary infrastructure to do business in a fast paced, demanding industry.